Barry’s GenSites: Daughters of the American Revolution

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

An Eligibility page states details with the main requirement being that the applicant is "Any woman... who... can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence" .  You can submit a "Prospective Member Information Request Form" online to start the application process.  The recent addition of the DAR Genealogical Research Sys¬tem (several interconnected databases that let you tap the DAR's background files on members' patriot ancestors) has thrust this former 101 honoree back onto the list.

In addition to searching ancestors and members, you can find kin in a descendants database of more than 7 million individuals.  An index of the Genealogical Research Committee books in the DAR Library covers another 20 million names, or you can search the entire DAR library catalog.  The online Genealogical Research System is a must-see for anyone considering NSDAR membership or trying to ascertain if a family member was a Revolutionary War veteran.

The database contains the names of Revolutionary War Patriots whose service and identity have been established by the NSDAR.  Included is information on the dates and places of birth and death, names of spouses, residence during the Revolution, rank and type of service, and the state where the patriot served.

Category:  Lineage Societies

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